As quantum physics continues to deconstruct reality, we learn that there is a multitude of ways to reach any conclusion, physically or psychologically.

Two architects, Zaha Hadid, and Felix Candela, best exemplify this concerning creating the Eureka effect with architecture. Both address the nature of movement through space and time as Flow in their work.

Consummate supporters of European cultural hegemony in architecture, both individuals experience the shock and horrors of war and must flee their homelands. After years of constructivist abstraction and fragmentation, Hadid finds the aha moment of Flow by returning to her roots. Parametric design coupled with Arabic script set parameters that algorithms use to generate her unique forms of Flow that unite science, technology, and form.

But unlike Hadid, who adopted European theory, Candela had a legacy to follow as a Catalan.

The older Candela is significant due to his perseverance in maintaining a connection between thin shell structures and Flow.

The objective of Candela’s legacy, to unite advanced science and technology, social evolution, and spirituality with modernity, is oddly the same as Gabo and his brother, only with a much longer history.

Candela’s heritage begins with the architect Filippo Brunelleschi and his egg analogy. Brunelleschi’s triumph is well documented; however, where it breaks down concerns the cover story of his trip to Rome, where he and Donatello discover the design for the dome.

If this had actually happened, the Eureka effect would have been monumental. However, it is more likely that consultation with guildsmen suggested Biomimicry.